Arsenius the Great
Arsenius the Great was a Roman imperial tutor who became an anchorite in Egypt, one of the most highly regarded of the Desert Fathers.
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- While still living in the palace, Abba Arsenius prayed to God in these words, "Lord, lead me in the way of salvation." And a voice came saying to him, "Arsenius, flee from men and you will be saved."
- Saying 1, Page 9
- Having withdrawn to the solitary life he made the same prayer again and he heard a voice saying to him, "Arsenius, flee, be silent, pray always, for these are the source of sinlessness."
- Saying 2, Page 9
- Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.
- Saying 9, Page 10